Patents Represented by Attorney Crain, Caton & James
  • Patent number: 8334727
    Abstract: Apparatus comprising: a radio frequency (RF) Robinson oscillator comprising: a resonator comprising a sensor rhumbatron, the sensor rhumbatron comprising a cavity member, the cavity member having a re-entrant boss member, the re-entrant boss member being arranged to project into a cavity portion of the cavity member; a feedback element arranged to provide positive radio frequency (RF) feedback to the cavity member thereby to increase a quality factor Q of the cavity member, the feedback element having first and second terminals coupled to the cavity member, the apparatus being operable to cause the oscillator to oscillate at a resonant frequency; and an output arranged to provide a signal that varies according to a value of at least one electrical parameter of the oscillator, said at least one electrical parameter being selected from amongst an electromagnetic loss and a resonant frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Isis Innovation Limited
    Inventors: John Francis Gregg, Mazhar Bari
  • Patent number: 8332195
    Abstract: Systems and methods for running a multi-thread simulation and evaluating the results during a simulation run to select the best thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Shahin Abasov, Ron Mossbarger, Graham Fleming
  • Patent number: 8302076
    Abstract: Systems and methods for parallel incomplete LU (ILU) factorization in distributed sparse linear systems, which order nodes underlying the equations in the system(s) by dividing nodes into interior nodes and boundary nodes and assigning no more than three codes to distinguish the boundary nodes. Each code determines an ordering of the nodes, which in turn determines the order in which the equations will be factored and the solution performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Qinghua Wang, James William Watts, III
  • Patent number: 8301426
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically developing a wellbore plan with a reservoir simulator. The systems and methods develop a plan for multiple wellbores with a reservoir simulator based on actual and potential reservoir performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Shahin Abasov, Alvin Stanley Cullick, Ron Mossbarger
  • Patent number: 8294718
    Abstract: Systems and methods for computing a variogram model, which utilize a variogram map and a rose diagram to compute the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Genbao Shi, Richard L Chambers, Jeffrey M Yarus
  • Patent number: 8274859
    Abstract: Systems and methods for modeling a three-dimensional (3D) geological structure to improve maximum continuity interpolation. An integration method describes local anisotropic effects and introduces interpolation techniques to perform the interpolation between two points of interest along a direction of maximum continuity and across fault surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Marko Maucec, Jeffrey M. Yarus, Lu Ming Liang
  • Patent number: 8267108
    Abstract: A liquid metering device that dispenses liquid into an adjacent reservoir at a precise ratio relative to the total volume of the adjacent reservoir as the reservoir is filled with liquid. The hydrostatic dispensing system includes an additive reservoir, a calibrated dispensing vessel, a hydrostatic pressure chamber, and a three-way valve that passively arms and dis-arms the system. The precise dispensing of liquid by a calibrated dispensing vessel into the adjacent reservoir is accomplished entirely through the management and arrangement of hydrostatic pressure creating a liquid piston generated by the addition of liquid to the adjacent reservoir and its subsequent application to the liquid in the calibrated vertical column that displaces the calibrated volume of liquid into the reservoir at the same rate that liquid is added to the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hammonds Technical Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl L. Hammonds
  • Patent number: 8259126
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enhancing the combined image of multiple attributes without comprising the image of either attribute. The combined image of the multiple attributes is enhanced for analyzing a predetermined property revealed by the attributes. The combined image can be interactively manipulated to display each attribute relative to an imaginary light source or highlighted using a specular component. The systems and methods are best described as particularly useful for analytical, diagnostic and interpretive purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher J Chuter
  • Patent number: 8251999
    Abstract: A minimally invasive and particularly small system for drilling into bone) and for providing for delivery of medical treatment is provided. The drilling system includes a miniature shaft, a bit, a guide tube encapsulating the shaft during drilling and a capillary tube thereafter, a capillary tube, and a stylet. As a result, a hole, targeted towards a cancerous lesion within the bone, is possible. After removal of the shaft, the treatment may be introduced via the capillary tube after removal of the stylet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Gabriel Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley D. Stearns, H. Max Loy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8229938
    Abstract: Systems and methods for correlating meta-data model representations and asset-logic model representations in a system model. The system model may be deployed in conjunction with a production allocation application, whereby data pertaining to allocation changes to a production system might be more readily identified for different purposes such as, for example, technical and/or fiscal allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Rajpaul Singh Bal, Mark Lochmann, Chaminda Peries, Laurence Reid
  • Patent number: 8224634
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining active constraints in a surface facility network, which include the use of slack variables and multipliers in system equations to eliminate the extraneous (inactive) constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: James William Watts, III, Graham Fleming, Qin Lu
  • Patent number: 8202096
    Abstract: An educational tool for teaching students may include a tarp portion, an inflatable being positioned on the tarp portion, the inflatable portion including a first end section positioned on a first end of the inflatable portion, a river section connected to the first end section, a middle section connected to the river section, and a second end section connected to the middle section. The river section may include a top river section and a bottom river section, and the top river section may be independently inflatable with respect to the bottom river section. The first end section may include a first contour portion, and the middle section may include a second contour portion. The second end section may include a third contour portion to cooperate with the second contour portion, and the second end section may include a fourth contour portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Trinity Science Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Laurie Boone Henry
  • Patent number: 8204728
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the automated positioning of pads and orienting of slot templates for the pads. The systems and methods also include automated adjustment of well path plans from a pad to selected well targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Gary Schottle, Dan Colvin
  • Patent number: 8192692
    Abstract: A sorption liner (100) has a sorbent material coating (150) on an inside surface (106). Sample components are adsorbed on the coating (150), the liner (100) is attached to an analytical device, such as a gas chromatograph, and the components desorbed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: VICI Gig Harbor Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. Wohleb, Martin Okiro
  • Patent number: 8192116
    Abstract: An adaptive device for use as a tool holder for manual and computer numerical controlled lathes is provided to retain and use tools of various sizes, including those intended for use on CNC lathes and on mills. The device includes a sleeve, which includes an inner-tapered surface, a neck and an opening, and a threaded member sized to fit through the neck in the opening. The adaptive device may further include one or more shoulders and/or grooves on the exterior of the sleeve, and/or a retaining member fitted to the threaded section, and may include an embodiment where the sleeve is integrated into a tool holder and/or where the threaded member is constructed to permit fluid flow into the tool holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: KVK Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Norman Keith Sturm
  • Patent number: 8186461
    Abstract: An omni-directional vehicle (ODV) with a circular frame revolvably coupled to an appendage ring using a full circumferential coupling assembly. The appendage ring serves as a point of attachment for a push bar, trailer, tool, vehicle chassis, or other device. Two independent drive wheels located on an axis through the center of the frame are mounted at the same distance from a central vertical axis through the frame. Each wheel is powered independently and can rotate at variable speeds in either direction. The ODV is capable of movement in any direction by rotating the axis of the drive wheels to a position which is perpendicular to the desired direction of travel. The ODV can spin about its vertical axis such that the axis of the drive wheels can be oriented at any direction without changing the original footprint of the space that the frame occupies over the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Hammonds Technical Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl L. Hammonds
  • Patent number: 8175327
    Abstract: A system for determining in near real-time the product density value of a zone of preferable small fungible products within an acceptable size range in a flow of products includes a sample input piping from a bin or piping of products, a sampling volume for fixing the size of a sample, a scale, a processor, an imaging table and an associated camera. The system may include a sample output pipe, and may include or be associated with a bagger/scale. Operation of these components provides for successively sampling of each zone in the bin to determine the quantity of acceptable product per unit weight and to control the flow of those products. The system therefore can compensate for variations among supplying entities where product supplies are subsequently piled atop one another. The system makes the density calculation available to the plant information system and an automated packaging system, which may be via a 16 bit scaled analoge or a serial interface, among other systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Satake USA, Inc.
    Inventors: William Keith Beaty, Patric Carey Pike
  • Patent number: 8160853
    Abstract: Systems and methods for modeling wellbore trajectories, which can be used to model corresponding drillstring trajectories and transform the torque-drag drill string model into a full stiff-string formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventor: Robert F. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8125483
    Abstract: Systems and methods for imaging relationship data as a three-dimensional image, which include rendering a three-dimensional image of an object having at least one attribute, an input marker relative to the object, an output marker relative to the object, and an input/output relationship. A data structure comprising a data field, the data field comprising a three-dimensional image of an input marker, an output marker, an object having at least one attribute and an input/output relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Shahin Abasov, Ron Mossbarger
  • Patent number: 8084000
    Abstract: A device for introduction of an ammonia dopant into a spectrometry system without the use of a delivery system containing ammonia. The delivery device includes an ammonium solid that will, upon the introduction of heat, yield ammonia gas for delivery into the spectrometer system. Use of such an alternative to traditional ammonia dopant systems will yield little or no change in spectrometer readings. The volumetric flow rate of the ammonium is controlled by the use of capillary tubes as the exiting pathway, where the flowrate is determined by the cross sectional area and length of the capillary tube. Delivery of the ammonia is aided by use of a frit or screen to permit only gas to exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: VICI Metronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley D. Stearns, Santos Anthony Puente, John Michael Kelly, Brian David Russell